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DART News Release



Media Relations Contact:
Gordon Shattles
Mark A. Ball

December 21, 2018

Four trains of help

DART Employees Driving Support to Needy North Texas Families

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) employees and contractors delivered 16 tons of food to the Union Gospel Mission this year. The 22-year total of support for the Mission checks in at 272 tons - nearly the weight of four DART Rail vehicles or 17 DART buses.

The contributions are part of DART's annual "Friendly Food Fight," to benefit the non-profit agency helping persons who are hungry and homeless in the North Texas area.

"DART's goal of moving North Texas forward is so much more than just trips and economic development," DART President/Executive Director Gary Thomas said at the donation presentation. "With the "Food Fight," "Stuff a Bus," "Santa Cops," and so many individual charitable acts, our employees are making our region, our home, better."

Bruce Butler, Union Gospel Mission CEO thanked DART employees for "helping us end homelessness one person at a time."

Gary Thomas, DART President/Executive Director (left) and Bruce Butler, Union Gospel Mission CEO
Gary Thomas, DART President/Executive Director (left) and
Bruce Butler, Union Gospel Mission CEO
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DART employees collected another 16 tons of food in 2018
DART employees collected another 16 tons of food in 2018
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Learn more about DART and Union Gospel Mission working together:


Learn how DART and the Union Gospel Mission are Moving North Texas Forward by creating new routes for new careers and new lives:
The Union Gospel Mission helps thousands of North Texans find a new life with physical and emotional support, and, in some cases, job training.
Learn how two men took advantage of that opportunity and are working with DART to give back.
For more information on Union Gospel Mission Dallas, please visit www.ugmdallas.org.

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